The Christmas tree is currently being lit in Syntagma Square, 17 meters high, which again this year was transferred to Athens from Karpenisi, marking the beginning of the festive season. A crowd of people has already gathered in Syntagma Square.

In total 24,000 LED lights, they will “reveal” the ornaments and the hundreds of balls that decorate the Christmas tree.

About 83 km of LED light garlands and light tubes illuminate trees and columns, more than 3,800 aerial and arched LED decorations set the festive tone, while 44 trees, large balloons and bears decorate 37 city squares. Ten Christmas villages – children’s favorites – with a rich program are set up in the same number of squares.

Syntagma Square welcomes the performers Gift of Demosthenous and Penny Baltatzis who in collaboration with Athens Big Band, perform covers of favorite Christmas songs. Their distinct voices will join the big band of the Municipality of Athens. Hosted by the TV duo, Nancy Zampetoglou and Thanasis Anagnostopoulos.